Toronto Star: ... previous crash ratings for small cars are misleading
Forbes: ... no amount of airbags, electronic stability control or roll cages can defeat the laws of physics.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) took three small cars rated tops in barrier tests and crashed them into midsize cars from the same manufacturer.
- Daimler: Smart fortwo vs Mercedes C300
- Honda: Fit vs Accord
- Toyota: Yaris vs Camry
Each small car dropped to lowest possible rating even though the collision speed was only 40 mph (64 km/h).
This podcast accompanies a blog post at Riscario Insider: http://blog.riscario.com/2009/04/small-cars-is-safer-than-ever-safe.html